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Frontier Family Restaurant Receives Grant, Facade Facelift Anticipated

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A rendering of what the front of the restaurant on Iowa Avenue will look like upon completion. Image courtesy of Main Street Washington

The Frontier Family Restaurant in downtown Washington will be getting a facelift, thanks in part to a grant.

The restaurant received a $75,000 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant Wednesday. The funds are matched by $86,365, for a total project of $161,365. The building’s facade will be redone in brick, and the restrooms and vestibule will be rehabilitated. Work is expected to begin in the spring. Washington was one of 14 communities in Iowa to receive a grant.

The grant was presented Wednesday. Pictured (from left) director of the Iowa Downtown Resource Center Jim Engle, Main Street Washington Director Sarah Grunewalt, owner of Frontier Family Restaurant Matt Guran, and director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Debi Durham. Photo courtesy of Main Street Washington